Tips for Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Disease

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As someone living with ALS or in contact with someone living with ALS, you should always take special precautions to safeguard your health and the health of those around you. People living with ALS are at an increased risk of respiratory problems associated with viral and bacterial infections.

Please visit Our COVID-19 Webpage page for more information.

Protect yourself, friends, family and other people living with ALS by following public health guidelines:

Get Vaccinated: Find a vaccine and learn what you can do after you’re fully vaccinated. If you have any questions, please consult your physician.

Stay 6 feet from others, and avoid large crowds and gatherings

Wear a Mask– Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

Wash hands often

Avoid close contact with people who are sick, including caregivers

General Emergency Planning Tips:

  • Have supplies on-hand
  • Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on-hand
  • Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies to treat fever and other symptoms.

For the most recent information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Les Turner ALS Foundation recommends that you visit